The Ruins of Isis (Starblaze Editions) (2020)

The Ruins of Isis (Starblaze Editions) Marion Zimmer Bradley The Ruins of Isis Starblaze Editions Of all the worlds of the Galaxy only the matriarchy of Isis Cinderella has returned to an ancient social order it is on Isis that women rule their control total and unbending on Isis men are regar
  • Title: The Ruins of Isis (Starblaze Editions)
  • Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • ISBN: 9780915442607
  • Page: 239
  • Format: Paperback
The Ruins of Isis (Starblaze Editions) Marion Zimmer Bradley Of all the worlds of the Galaxy, only the matriarchy of Isis Cinderella has returned to an ancient social order, it is on Isis that women rule, their control total and unbending, on Isis men are regarded as dangerous animals or, at best, as sexual playthings, and on Isis exists the great enigma of the known universe, the Builder Ruins last remnant of an unknown, ancientOf all the worlds of the Galaxy, only the matriarchy of Isis Cinderella has returned to an ancient social order, it is on Isis that women rule, their control total and unbending, on Isis men are regarded as dangerous animals or, at best, as sexual playthings, and on Isis exists the great enigma of the known universe, the Builder Ruins last remnant of an unknown, ancient culture, within those strange Ruins, something survives something which speaks to the women of Isis and to no one else.
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  1. Jamie Collins

    Feminist science fiction from 1978 A husband and wife, respectively an archaeologist and anthropologist, embark upon a scientific mission to study some ruins on a colony ruled by a matriarchal society where men are considered chattel As a concession to this they plan for the husband to pose as his wife s assistant, but when they arrive he s treated as her Companion essentially, as her boy toy.The married couple has one of MZB s typical equal partnerships where the husband resents and belittles h [...]

  2. Natalie Gibson

    Strange It was written in 1978 so it s hard to judge I enjoyed it because I like Marion Zimmer Bradley but so much of it got on my nerves Two scientist go to a matriarchal world no outsider has previously been allowed to visit They are to study the ruins there and because the leaders of Isis think that only women are capable of higher learning they assume the wife is the scholar and the husband is a companion there only for her sexual needs There is some paranormal religious type stuff in the ru [...]

  3. G. Lawrence

    Very interesting book Raised many questions Everyone aside from the Scholar Dame appears to suffer from sexism An interesting mirror to hold up to our own culture Felt the end was not as strong as the beginning, but definitely an interesting read.

  4. DeAnna

    Definitely a product of its time It was interesting to read and see some of the parallels between this universe and Bradley s Darkover universe I can t say I would highly recommend it, but it did hold my interest all the way through.

  5. Katie

    Giving this that second star was a stretch, but hey, I managed to finish it and some parts were sort of enjoyable.Overall, though, the philosophy is hardly feminist let alone inconsistent, fickle and often juvenile and reductionist horrendously so, even for its time Until the end, all points of view pretty much suck and aren t even well fleshed out Bradley constantly repeats things that need no further elaboration, which got quite annoying especially when it was lines like of course men are dogs [...]

  6. Derek

    I m not sure what message to take away from the portrayal of gender politics Cultures clash when a man from a stereotypically chauvinistic society visits Isis s inverted chauvinistic society, and his wife the protagonist is stuck in the middle.The two cultures draw opposite conclusions from the difference in the sexes One sees male competitiveness as an essential strength and therefore men are dominant while the other sees it as a weakness and therefore men must be sheltered and contained The re [...]

  7. Lisa (Harmonybites)

    Two anthropologists, Cendri and her husband Dal, come to study ruins on the planet Isis Dal is actually the senior scholar, but since Isis is a matriarchy, he poses as Cendri s assistant I m a fan of Marion Zimmer Bradley, not of her well known Mists of Avalon, which I didn t care for, but her science fiction Darkover series I have 36 of her books on my bookshelves, and though I can t remember reading one I didn t enjoy she s a strong storyteller this standalone isn t one of her best The reviews [...]

  8. Miriam

    o.k I love me some MZB, but this one took FOREVER to get through and it wasn t long enough to warrant the time it took there was a lot of LOT of ramblings about the differences between the males and females and societies and constructs and on and on I wanted to find out what happens in the end, so I kept reading, but it was a hardship Could have been an interesting story without all the bashing in of the head It felt like she was having some personal therapy at the readers, and or war of the sex [...]

  9. Commanderd

    This is the first time I ve had to struggle to continue with a MZB book but this was dire.To start with, the characters and setting were introduced with no explanation and considering this is a sci fi book, that s not a good thing and the premise was faulty and just dragged on and on and onNormally I like her work and indeed a lot of stuff with feminist overtones but I won t be keeping this one in my library.

  10. Heidi

    A young, married pair of scientists go to the Matriarchal world of Isis, to openly study its mysterious ruins and secretly examine its closed culture Bradley confronts sexism in an unusual way be exploring a world where men are oppressed in order to get past our cultural expectations While the technique is effective, it tends to overwhelm the plot of the book She raises questions than she answers and highlights how complicated feminist issues are.

  11. Ruud Van der vliet

    This book was a weird read As a gay man i was not put off by the feminism in the book I read of Marion and loved everything Still don t know what to think off the book It took me to another world, which i like Maybe too simple here and there.

  12. Alice Sabo

    This was interesting to read to see the dramatic change in storytelling from 1979 The characters feel totally over the top to me And there are way too many exclamation points It s obviously an early novel and an early stab at feminism in space.

  13. Kalyn

    Weird sci fi that I ve reread, but where the husband just pisses me off Yes, yes, different societies, yes, yes Still.

  14. Rachel H

    Interesting in some ways The budding marriage between the main characters was a little trying The Builders reveal was a little anti climatic I could tell this was one of her earlier novels.

  15. lisa_emily

    My friend convinced me that Zimmer was a really great writer and I should read her she is a storyteller, but after 9 years, I cannot remember much.

  16. Patrick B├Ąttig

    Forscherpaar geht auf Planeten der von Frauen beherrscht wird und M nner als minderwertige Gesch pfe angesehen werden Dies f hrt zu Krisen in der Beziehung

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